Hundreds of families — and their children — are living in Winnipeg hotels after spring flooding ruined their homes. Summer vacation has become a distant hope, as they wait for news of home.
Now, the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg are working together to create a camp for kids stranded in Winnipeg as a result of the floods.
APTN National News reporter Amy Stretten has the details.
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Here’s how you can help:
The coalition is actively seeking public donations from organizations, corporations, and caring individuals to help fund summer activities for evacuee families. Some examples of contributions include:
CASH: to offset the cost of camps and transportation, healthy snacks, and other supplies Tax receipts are available
VOUCHERS/FREE TICKETS: for families to attend festivals, art, music or sporting events
GOODS-IN-KIND: donations such as arts and craft materials
VOLUNTEERS: to train or teach an activity, for example beading or knitting
DONATION LINE:The University of Winnipeg (204) 789-1460 -NativeJournalist